Chinese coronavirus patient discharged from IDH

The Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19) patient who was diagnosed in Sri Lanka has been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital this morning (19).

She was accorded a farewell by Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe and the staff of the IDH.

The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported in Sri Lanka on the 27th of January as a female Chinese national was diagnosed with the deadly virus, which has now rapidly spread across many countries claiming more than 2,000 lives.

This Chinese woman from Hubei Province in China was admitted to the IDH in critical condition.

The woman had arrived as a tourist with another group of travelers and had been screened at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for having a high fever.

However, the patient who was the only person to test positive for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sri Lanka thus far, has recovered completely, the Health Ministry has said.